David Fennario, a Canadian playwright, was born in 1947 in the Montreal suburb of Verdun. His plays, many of which premiered at Centaur Theatre in Montreal, reflect his commitment to the working-class Anglophone suburb of Verdun-Pointe Saint Charles, where he grew up, and to revolutionary socialism. While a student at Dawson College, Montreal, he wrote a journal which was published by the college press under the name of

Without a Parachute

. It was subsequently reissued by a major Canadian publisher. The journal came to the attention of Maurice Podbrey, artistic director of Centaur Theatre, the most important Anglophone theatre in Montreal; he invited Fennario, whose experience of live theatre was practically zero, to learn the craft of playwriting by witnessing the production process and…

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Citation: Nunn, Robert. "David Fennario". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 January 2004; last revised 04 May 2016. [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1499, accessed 18 June 2024.]

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